Pharmalittle: Glaxo considers shedding its consumer unit; Amazon is eyeing a large pharmacy chain in India

first_imgPharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman July 23, 2018 Reprints Tags financelegalpharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and refreshing, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, and what-not has, of course, returned. This may be summertime, but the world does keep spinning, yes? So while you start to cope with this notion and the laundry lists of things to do, here are a few items of interest to help you along. We hope you have a smashing day and, as always, encourage you to keep in touch. A reminder: we accept all forms of secret communications and plans …GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is considering breaking up its businesses, according to The Financial Times. Glaxo chairman Philip Hampton has held talks with some of the shareholders about creating a standalone pharmaceuticals and vaccines company in the medium term, although the dispensing with the consumer unit might not happen for two or three years. The company is expected to outline its new approach for the division in the coming week when it reports second-quarter results on Wednesday.center_img Ed Silverman [email protected] What’s included? Log In | Learn More Pharmalittle: Glaxo considers shedding its consumer unit; Amazon is eyeing a large pharmacy chain in India GET STARTED @Pharmalot What is it?last_img read more

Canada’s financial services would benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership

first_img U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Related news While much of the deal focuses on goods sectors, on the services side, “the interesting sectors for Canada are financial services and business services, which make fairly significant gains in cross-border exports,” the report says. However, “the major expansion in services is in the non-traded sectors through indirect income effects,” the report adds. Overall, the report projects that, if the deal is ratified, it would boost Canadian household income by $485 million in 2018 (measured in 2016 dollars), rising to about $3 billion by 2035, “when the full impacts of the TPP have been realized.” This represents a 0.02% increase in real GDP in 2018, rising to about 0.08% in 2035 The primary winners, the report says, would be major gains in trade for agricultural produce, whereas trade sensitive sectors, such as the dairy and automotive sectors, would see a decline in shipments under the deal. “Canada, along with Malaysia and New Zealand, make tangible gains in terms of exports resulting from the TPP,” the report says. “However, as a trade deal, the TPP mainly benefits the United States, Vietnam, and Japan.” Conversely, if Canada does not ratify the agreement, the cost to Canada would be minor in the short term, $290 million, rising to about $1.7 billion by 2035, the report finds. The main sectors that would lose in this scenario would be financial services and business services, along with agricultural products. Sectors that are expected to see losses under the TPP, such as the auto sector, cannot avoid declines by Canada staying out of the deal, the report says. “What our analysis suggests is that even ambitious, so-called deep and comprehensive agreements like the TPP have limited traction in what is an already highly open global economy, which features many parallel processes chipping away at irritants to trade and investment,” the report concludes. Keywords Banking industryCompanies C.D. Howe Institute Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img James Langton The financial services sector would benefit from the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and stands to suffer if the deal is not ratified, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute published on Thursday. The TPP would likely have “a modest impact on Canada” overall, the Toronto-based think tank says in an announcement accompanying the report’s release, with some sectors benefitting from the deal, while others will see negative effects. Moreover, Canada would likely incur modest losses from not ratifying the deal. High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC worklast_img read more

Feds name members to new disability advisory committee

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Rudy Mezzetta Companies Canada Revenue Agency The government announced in late November that it was re-instating the DAC after it had been disbanded in 2006. It already announced that the committee would be chaired by Frank Vermaeten, CRA assistant commissioner and Karen Cohen, the CEO of the Canadian Psychological Association. The DAC members, who sit on the committee on a voluntary basis, consist of individuals with disabilities, qualified health practitioners, advocates from the disability and Indigenous communities, and tax professionals and lawyers. They are: Sherri Torjman, vice chairwoman of the committee, former vice president, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, from Ontario Laurier Beachell, Baker Law, from Manitoba Gary Birch, Neil Squire Foundation, from British Columbia Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Canadian Medical Association, from Ontario Lembi Buchanan, Coalition for Disability Tax Credit Reform, from B.C. Michael Edgson, RBC Financial, from British Columbia Roberta Heale, Nurses Practitioner Association of Canada, from Ontario James Hicks, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, from Manitoba Emily Johnson, Diabetes Canada, from Manitoba Wendall Nicholas, Wabanaki Council on Disability, from New Brunswick Véronique Vézina, COPHAN, from Quebec Karen Wiwchar, H&R Block Canada, from Alberta The committee will meet three times of year. Read: Feds to reinstate disability advisory committee In addition to the committee member names, the government also announced that the CRA will return to using a pre-May 2017 clarification letter for disability tax credit (DTC) applications for life-sustaining therapy. A revised clarification letter issued in May led to concerns, and some controversy, when it appeared that individuals with Type 1 diabetes might have difficulty accessing the DTC. The government said that the CRA would be proactively reviewing applications that had been denied since May, for which the CRA relied on the revised clarification letter. Individuals would not have to submit new or additional information unless contacted by the CRA. “This decision [to return to the pre-May 2017 clarification letter] will allow the DAC to formulate recommendations on the CRA’s administrative practices, including clarification letters, through broader, more comprehensive stakeholder consultations,” stated a press release announcing the composition of the DAC. “As indicated previously, no change has been made to the eligibility criteria for the DTC.” Photo copyright: jiawangkun/123RF The federal government on Friday announced the names of the 12 members of the recently re-instated disability advisory committee (DAC), the mandate of which will be to help to provide guidance on how the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can better deliver services to disabled Canadians. Canada could be facing significant “tax gap,” report finds Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

ODECE invites faculty, staff to inclusive pedagogy workshops March 21, 22

first_img Published: March 14, 2018 The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) is excited to partner with the Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) group to co-host Kimberly Tanner, professor of biology at San Francisco State University and director of the SEPAL (The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory), for the second round of Inclusive Pedagogy Workshops for spring 2018.Two opportunities across March 21–22 will provide ideas and resources for making excellence inclusive in the classroom. RSVP now; all are welcome.Tanner will host a seminar, Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language—Instructor Talk—that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement and Learning, on Wednesday, March 21, followed by a workshop, titled Engaging Students and Making Classrooms Fair and Inclusive: Cross-Disciplinary Tools, Insights, and Strategies to Promote Student Success, on Thursday, March 22. If you go Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar Who: Faculty and staffWhen: Wednesday, March 21, 3–4 p.m.Where: University Memorial Center, rooms 415–17Register Now Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Who: Faculty and staffWhen: Thursday, March 22, 9:30–11 a.m.Where: Koelbel Business, room S127Register Now Categories:Workshops & SeminarsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

How society is redefining gender

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 16, 2019  Listen and subscribeApple PodcastsSpotifySoundCloudStitcherAs gender definitions shift, how are they shaping sports, politics and language?That and more on this episode of the Brainwaves podcast.Find full transcript here.Categories:BrainwavesHealth & SocietyNews Headlineslast_img

Real life 101: Tips for financial success in your first job

first_img Published: April 16, 2019 After you graduate college, you may be unsure about the financial responsibilities that come with being an independent adult. You’ll learn that managing your personal finances requires planning and monitoring.Whether you’re searching for a job, negotiating your salary or depositing your first paycheck, here are a few essential tips for understanding and planning for your personal finance journey:Salary negotiation First paycheckFirst budget For more help on understanding your finances, make a Money Sense appointment through Career Services.Categories:Money SenseCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

If You Want To Win The Lottery, First Buy A Ticket

first_imgHome Wine Business Editorial E Column If You Want To Win The Lottery, First Buy A TicketWine Business EditorialE ColumnIf You Want To Win The Lottery, First Buy A TicketBy Elizabeth Slater – March 4, 2015 31 0 Previous articleGuarachi Family Wines Introduces Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2013Next articleExpert Public Speaker Back to Coach in Wine Country Elizabeth Slater Advertisement TAGSE ColumnElizabeth SlaterfeaturedIn Short Direct Marketing Linkedin Share Twittercenter_img Email ReddIt Facebook AdvertisementA good article on Business Dictionary.com talks about developing an action plan to accomplish goals. It’s important to have an action plan for every goal you have listed, whether it’s personal or business. Some of you may remember that I have talked about my goal of winning the lottery. My action plan to make this happen is to buy a ticket.No ticket, no win, it’s that simple. Of course I may never win the lottery, but at least by having an action plan I have given myself a fighting chance.So look at your goals for each of the different areas of your business and if each one of your goals doesn’t have specific action plans, then it’s time to add them under each one of your goals. If you haven’t stated your goals for each of the areas of your business rather than an overall goal (To be successful), now is the time to do it.You also want to be specific with your goals. If, for example, you are planning an event, you need to have a clear picture of what your goals are, such as how much product you want to sell and how many people you want to attend and how many new people you want to add to your mailing list. Once you have got the goals sorted, then add details, such as we want to sell products totaling $5,000 dollars to the 130 people who attend the event, 40 of whom will be added to our mailing list.Your goals should be realistic but make them a bit of a stretch. After all you want everyone to feel good about having reached the goals. Once you have your goals, let everyone who is involved know the goals and get them involved in making an action plans. Include deadlines as part of the action plan. Keep track of your progress along the way, to make sure you are on targetIf these are plans for longer-term goals, create rewards along the way as certain objectives are reached. We all perform better when rewards are part of the project.A tip of the glass from me to youE columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook. Pinterestlast_img read more

Palletizing Solutions That Meets Your Needs

first_imgFacebook Share Pinterest TAGSColumbia machineProduction Home Trade Show Guide UWGS 2018 Palletizing Solutions That Meets Your NeedsTrade Show GuideUWGS 2018Palletizing Solutions That Meets Your NeedsBy Trade Show Guide – January 3, 2018 28 0 Email Linkedin ReddIt AdvertisementColumbia Machine will have palletizing experts in booth 844 at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium to discuss your palletizing challenges and help you find a palletizing solution that meets your needs.  Columbia MachineUWGS Booth: 844Columbia Machine manufactures high level, floor level and robotic palletizers; load transfer stations and provides complete system integration. All equipment is built with the highest priority on safety, flexibility, performance and support to ensure your palletizer maximizes production every day for the life of your palletizer.Return to Unified Wine & Grape Symposium GuideAdvertisement Previous articlePoint of Sale 4.0Next articleHistoric Families to Ring in the New Year with Amarone Tasting Events in New York City Trade Show Guide Twitterlast_img read more

Courtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit…

first_imgFacebook Home Industry News Releases Courtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit in…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCourtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg TrialsBy Press Release – November 12, 2020 211 0 TAGSCourtroom 600 Education Project AdvertisementJoin us November 19th for an Evening of Stories, Wine, and History Featuring Best-Selling Authors Don and Petie Kladstrup and Master Sommelier Joseph SpellmanNovember 11, 2020, Chicago, IL – – The Courtroom 600 Education Project announced it will be hosting its first virtual benefit on November 19 at 7:30 pm CST, to provide teaching resources explicitly designed to engage today’s learners about the history of the Nuremberg Trials.“Demand is soaring for remote learning resources that address today’s issues within a historical context that students can relate to in a digital environment,” said David Fript, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and Educational Advisor for Courtroom 600. “We’re here to tell the story behind the story of the Nuremberg Trials by using primary educational resources.”The evening features authors Don and Petie Kladstrup who will share stories from Wine and War, their best-selling book about how French winemakers secretly yet boldly planned their defiance to the Nazis during WWII.  Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman will lead French wine tastings aligned with stories told, and Napa Valley Chef Brendan Byer will illustrate food pairings.“We’re the only organization developing learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials designed for high school students,” noted Laurie Pasler who formed Courtroom 600 in 2016 after discovering a treasure trove of Nuremberg Army documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family.Global business speaker and branding expert Sima Dahl will emcee the evening to include tasting Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne, Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les Beaune Burgundy, and Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol wines.  People interested in attending can register here.PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING PODCAST SERIESAll proceeds from the Wine and War event will support the ongoing development of four podcast educational modules for high school social studies classes.  This series provides teachers the ability to effectively cover WWII and the Holocaust using the four indictments at Nuremberg: Conspiracy, War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace, and Crimes Against Humanity.ABOUT COURTROOM 600 AND DESCENDANTS MEDIA GROUPNamed after the room where the Trials took place in, Courtroom 600 is a Descendants Media Group initiative. Courtroom 600 was formed in 2016 by Laurie Pasler, after discovering a treasure trove of smuggled Nuremberg documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family. As an award-winning multimedia producer, designer and storyteller, Laurie was inspired to bring history forward by developing new, relevant learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials for younger and general audiences.The mission of Descendants Media Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to connect communities, foster empathy and to help create a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance through shared knowledge. Our goal is to make these resources free of charge to all teachers. To learn more, please visit Courtroom600.org..Advertisement ReddIt Share Email Previous articleFrontera® Celebrates Release of New Format with Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic SessionNext articlePiper-Heidsieck and Rare Champagne Join Folio Fine Wine Partners Press Release Twitter Pinterest Linkedinlast_img read more

Edison recognized as a California Distinguished School

first_imgHomeNewsEducationEdison recognized as a California Distinguished School Feb. 17, 2020 at 6:00 amEducationFeaturedNewsEdison recognized as a California Distinguished SchoolBrennon Dixson1 year agoCalifornia Distinguishededisonrecognized Santa Monica’s Edison Language Academy has been recognized by the California Department of Education as a 2020 California Distinguished School.Edison, which also earned the award in 2018, was one of the 324 elementary schools that received the honor in the state this year, according to district officials, who said the Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools based on their performance and progress on a multitude of state indicators. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years; therefore, awardees hold the title for two years.Of the many factors that the school was evaluated on, district staff cited the performance of Edison’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress exams as one of the key reasons why it was able to once again be named a California Distinguished School.This year marks Edison’s 34th year as a dual immersion school, meaning all attending students learn to speak, read and write in both English and Spanish, according to Edison Principal Lori Orum. “As you probably know, we have a really excellent school district so all the classrooms in our school district look pretty enriched, but the difference in a dual immersion classroom is the kids are getting immersed in Spanish very heavily for the first few years.”Using a 90-10 model, students at the local Title 1 school study the same curriculum and content as their peers do at other public elementary schools across California, but 90 percent of Edison’s instruction from transitional kindergarten through first grade is in Spanish, Orum said. “But we are also developing English at each step so these kids end up having like a double block of literacy since they’re getting sort of twice as much literacy, reading and writing instruction.”And while the testing results are something to be proud of, Orum is quick to tout the long-term effects of the program like the increased rates of high school and college graduates.“And then there’s a lot of socio-cultural competence that you’re also building,” Orum said as she detailed how research has shown that kids tend to perform better in a diverse group.“If you look at the trajectory over many years, you can see the direction that we’re going in has been trending up for quite a while,” Orum said, expressing how proud she is of every Edison staff member — each of whom have continuously proven to be dedicated and determined to provide every student with a pathway to success.“We really had to work hard to prove that you could make great things happen for kids in this model, and we figured out how to do it and it’s lovely to get the recognition instead of having to defend your test scores or your program,” Orum said.“We’re lucky to be in a district that’s made this kind of investment over the years and has provided us with the infrastructure to succeed,” she added. “You know, I always say, ‘If we can’t make use of the model, nobody can,’ because we have all the advantages going for us.”Tags :California Distinguishededisonrecognizedshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPrimer: Police scanner encryptionMan assaulted while sleeping in Mid-City alleyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more